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Patrolman Anton Valentine Lehr, Jr. | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Anton Valentine Lehr, Jr.

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, March 7, 1960

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 15310

Cause: Exposure to toxins

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Patrolman Anton Lehr died when his patrol car filled with carbon monoxide fumes.

Patrolman Lehr and his partner were on patrol on the Grand Central Parkway when his partner began to feel ill. They pulled the car over at the station and the partner went inside, while Patrolman Lehr remained in the car. Unknown to the Patrolman Lehr, carbon monoxide was leaking into the car through a small hole in the trunk caused by broken snow chains.

When the partner returned a half hour later, he found Patrolman Lehr unconscious in the patrol car. He died before reaching a hospital.

Patrolman Lehr had served with the New York City Police Department for four years, and was assigned to the Grand Central Parkway Precinct, the present day Highway 3.

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Continue to rest in Heaven my brother. Until we meet.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)
N.Y.P.D.
March 7, 2017

 

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